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Character: "丁" | Query method: Equal
Modern (Beijing) reading: dīng
Preclassic Old Chinese: tēŋ trēŋ
Classic Old Chinese: tēŋ
Western Han Chinese: tēŋ
Eastern Han Chinese: tiēŋ
Early Postclassic Chinese: tiēŋ
Middle Postclassic Chinese: tiēŋ
Late Postclassic Chinese: tiēŋ
Middle Chinese: tieŋ ṭạiŋ
Fanqie: 低經 [a] 知耕 [b]
Rhyme class: 青 [a] 庚 [b]
English meaning : 4th Heavenly Stem; to beat, strike
Russian meaning[s]: 1) четвертый циклический знак десятеричного цикла; четвертый; 2) совершеннолетний (о мужчине); призывник; душа, едок; подушный; взрослый рабочий (работник); 3) слуга, дворовый; 4) подходить; подходящий; как раз; как раз в (какой-л. момент); 5) иероглиф; буква; 6) гвоздь; макушка, вм.и 頂; 7) нести на себе; навлекать на себя; подвергаться; 8) Т-образный, тавровый; 9) Дин (фамилия)
Shuowen gloss: 夏時萬物皆丁實. 象形. 丁承丙. 象人心. 凡丁之屬皆從丁.
Comments: A somewhat later meaning (attested since Jin) is 'nail, peg' - more usually written as 釘.

    Within the onomatopoeic reduplication 丁丁 "go zheng zheng, sound of beating" the character is read as *trēŋ, MC ṭạiŋ (FQ 中莖), Pek. zhēng, Go tiyau, Kan tau (thus in Shi 7,1). Besides the ST etymology it is interesting to note Common Austronesian *tijaŋ 'Pfahl, Stange' (VLAW 137).

Sino-Tibetan etymology: Sino-Tibetan etymology
Dialectal data: Dialectal data
Radical: 1
Four-angle index: 2925
Karlgren code: 0833 a-d
Go-on: tiyau
Kan-on: tei
Japanese reading: chō;tei;hinoto;ataru
Vietnamese reading: d_inh
Shijing occurrences: 7.1_

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